Who Writes the Prescriptions

Last year, 12,139 medical professionals wrote prescriptions in Oklahoma for controlled dangerous substances.

Use of Monitoring System

Oklahoma doctors and other prescribers are not routinely using the Prescription Monitoring Program to prevent patients from “doctor-shopping” for narcotics.

Decline in Methadone

The amount of methadone prescribed in Oklahoma began falling after enactment of a state law requiring doctors to check the Prescription Monitoring Program before writing methadone scrips.